Dak Prescott wasn't planning on making his regular season debut so soon, but with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo out with a broken bone in his back, the time is now for the former Bulldog.
Prescott has been spectacular for the Cowboys in the first preseason games, completing 39-of-50 passes for 454 yards, 5 touchdowns (and 2 more rushing) with no interceptions.
Ideally, the rookie QB out of Mississippi State would have a year of holding the clipboard and learning from the veteran in front of him.
But with Romo in a back brace for the foreseeable future, the fourth round draft pick is thrust right into the spotlight. And it's not the first time Prescott has had to step in.
"Yeah I was a redshirt sophomore, the guy was a senior, Tyler Russell went down late in the first game with a concussion and I had to step in and start," Prescott told Dallas media on Sunday.
When reminded he never relinquished the starting role, Prescott responded, "I'm just gonna do the same thing I did then and just prepare to help my team win and be the best player I can be."
The Cowboys final preseason game is Thursday, at home against Houston.
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